This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Carlingford. To help you make friends with Carlingford before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The small coastal town of Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland, is situated in the northeast of the Republic of Ireland, neighbouring Northern Ireland. The county is considered the smallest in size, but is the most populated one (excluding Dublin). Carlingford offers travelers numerous outdoor activities, such as watersports, hiking, and cycling. Although the town is comparatively small, it has several cultural places of interest to visit, mainly historical buildings telling the story of times long past. The nature and the coastline around Carlinford are worth seeing and perfect for taking pictures. The climate in the County Louth is wet and mild. Nevertheless, the daily maximum temperatures hardly reach twenty degrees Celsius in summer. The best time to visit the area is from April to October, when the daily maximum temperatures are higher than fourteen degrees.
Currently the options for Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland hostels are limited, but you'll find some guesthouses for reasonable prices. Especially in summer, your Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland hostel can be booked out quite quickly, so try to plan ahead and book as soon as possible to avoid disappointments. However, if you are flexible and you cannot find a budget accommodation, check out the nearby town of Newcastle, where you will find additional hostels for your stay in County Louth.
If you love outdoor sports, Carlingford offers you a good range of different activities. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, cycling, and golf are just some examples for the possible activities in the area. For food and drinks there are several options in town available. From take-aways to restaurants, you will find premises of every kind in Carlingford.
King John's Castle, built in the twelfth century and offering a scenic insight in the local history, is the most famous sight in the area. The Toisel, the town gate constructed in the fifteenth century, is another interesting sight. It was used to levy taxes on goods entering the town and is one of the few left in Ireland. The remaining Carlingford Friary is located in the centre of the town and is also definitely worth a visit.
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